Teen arrested after fatal shooting on Prescott Road

Updated: Dec. 5, 2019 at 2:33 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One person has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting on Prescott Road that happened Nov. 23.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced the arrest of Christopher Keller Jr., 18. Keller will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

The victim was found dead in his apartment Saturday, Nov. 23. That night, detectives began investigating the shooting reported in the 5400 block of Prescott Road. BRPD spokesperson, Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely, says investigators entered the apartment around just before 9 p.m. and found Byron Batiste, 32, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

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